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Taking Back Real Estate

Illinois law only allows evictions in court. “No person shall make an entry into lands or tenements except in cases where entry is allowed by law, and in such cases he or she shall not enter with force, but in a peaceable manner…” 735 ILCS 5/9-101

Benefiting Communities with Corporations

Illinois law allows corporations to server shareholders and society. “(a) A benefit corporation shall have a purpose of creating general public benefit. This purpose is in addition to its purposes under Section 3.05 of the Business Corporation Act of 1983 and any specific purpose set forth in its articles of incorporation in accordance with subsection…
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Establishing Residency in Divorce

In order to establish residency, there must be a physical presence, and an intent to remain in that place permanently. Once residency is established, the focus is on abandonment. A court in Illinois has jurisdiction over a divorce case if either spouse has been a resident of Illinois for 90 days. However, before or after…
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Petition for Divorce

In a petition for divorce, the individual who files first will usually have greater control as to certain aspects. This individual will have a say in the divorce proceedings initially by getting to decide the court dates, and if the couple spends equal time in two different states, deciding the venue. The individual who files…
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ABA Legal Rebels

Expunging records with new technology by In the United States, an estimated 70 million people have a criminal record. Being tagged with this scarlet letter can affect a person’s ability to…

The Fundamental Rights of Parents

In the major Supreme Court decision, Troxel v. Granville, Justice O’Connor expressed the view that the Fourteenth Amendment’s due process clause protected the fundamental right of parents to make decisions concerning the care, custody, and control of their children. Secondly, there is a traditional presumption that fit parents acted in the best interest of their…
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Summons and Alias Summons

A summons is a document issued by a court which informs a person that a complaint has been filed against them. A summons falls under Rule 4 of the USCS Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. This document must be served with a copy of the complaint. To avoid unnecessary expenses of serving the summons, the…
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Automated Chicago Crime Report January 2020

The Celeste Firm helps clients and the community understand legal information. To download an automated crime report, go to

Business Solutions: E-Punch Card

Keep track of employee time and attendance with E-Punch. With hourly or salaried employees, you need a simple, easy-to-use system to: Record clock in-times and clock out-times; Keep track of clock in locations; and Calculate the total hours worked in a day. The Celeste Firm E-Punch Card system helps you manage employee time and attendance.…
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Business Insights: Gain an Advantage. Use Traffic for Marketing.

The marketing-advertising-sales cycle is the engine. If you have any type of business, the marketing-advertising-sales cycle is the engine behind profitability. Outdoor marketing, in particular, helps entrepreneurs gain an advantage by capturing the hearts and eyes of commuters. According to the Arbitron National In-Car Study, 2009 edition, the average American spends nearly 20 hours per…
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